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'A splendid panoramic piece of writing with colourful characters woven into an enthralling plot .... an extremely readable and satisfying big book.' – Oxford Times
Praise for Wilbur Smith
“Smith is a master.” —Publishers Weekly“One of the world’s most popular adventure writers.” —The Washington Post Book World“A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship.” —Tulsa World
“Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared.” —The Times (UK) "Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa. The bodices of rip and the blood flows. You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August."--Stephen King"Action is Wilur Smith's game, and he is a master."--The Washington Post Book World
“The world’s leading adventure writer.” —Daily Express (UK)
"Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick."--Sunday Times
“Smith is a captivating storyteller.” —The Orlando Sentinel
“No one does adventure quite like Smith.” —Daily Mirror (UK) "A thundering good’ read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith’s books.” —The Irish Times
Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of twenty-nine novels, which have been translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 110 million copies.